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18 November 2006


STS announces board and management changes

Plasma process equipment manufacturer Surface Technology Systems plc (STS) of Newport, Wales, UK has announced a series of board and senior management

Dr Robin Johnson has been appointed as board member and chief operating officer (COO). Johnson joined STS in July as interim COO to lead the manufacturing improvement process, with responsibility for all manufacturing operations at STS.

Company secretary Richard Rees has been promoted to deputy chief financial officer. Rees joined STS in August 2005 as group financial controller.

Andrew Tucker, currently vice president of sales at ST Systems (USA) Inc, has been promoted to general manager of the US subsidiary. Tucker joined STS' US Sales team in 2000.

Customer support director Andrew Chambers will resign at the end of 2006 and leave STS in January to return to a career in technology development.

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